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Arc Flash Testing for Protective ApparelWe do 90% of the world's arc flash testing for protective apparel.

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April 22 - 26, 2014
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Testing Options and Resources

Self Certification Tests

We offer the following self certification tests.

ASTM F887
This standard applies to NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 Standards is specifications for personal climbing equipment.

ASTM F1506
This test, which applies to NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 Standards, is for arc and flame resistant knit apparel.

Knits Wovens Non-Wovens

 

ASTM F1891
This standard applies to NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 Standards, is for testing for arc and flame resistant rainwear.

IEC 61482-2
This standard is the specification for thermal effects of an electrical arc event.

 

Garment Auditing

Clothing and Garment Safety Auditing

This audit is designed to ensure that used and worn clothing is still flame resistant and will continue to keep your team safe. ArcWear offers a complete third-party solution for inspecting clothing and evaluating the cleaning procedures used by a company on garments.

A solution for inspecting the PPE clothing and evaluating the employee's cleaning procedures to ensure that your worker's used and worn clothing is still effective. This audit includes the following:

  • Full written report of test evaluations including photos observations, suggestions, and guidance based on the results
  • Audit of clothing care and cleaning procedures

Details

Test Forms

Downloadable Forms

Download format: Microsoft Word

Arc Flash Testing (Arc Testing-Fabric, Garments, Gloves, Fall Protection, Blankets)
ASTM F1506 Testing (ASTM F1506 Test Form)
Textile Testing (Textile Testing Form)
Face Protection (Arc Testing-Face Protection Test Form)

Resources

Arc Flash Testing Resources

A convenient source of resources puts finding electrical safety testing information right at your fingertips. Forms, videos, articles and more provide important details about all your testing needs.

This resource library includes tools like an arc flash calculator and a list of standards and guides helps you stay on top of requirements. Included in the resource library are:

Clothing Suppliers
Video Library
Articles
Standards & Guides
Arc Flash Calculators
Affiliations
ArcNews e-Newsletter
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About ArcWear

ArcWear is dedicated to providing quality testing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fall protection and arc flash clothing at the highest level of accuracy in the world. Our reputation for quality results, personal service and accessible reports, is unsurpassed in the industry.

The ArcWear team works with electric utilities, electricians, manufacturers, other consultants, and the standards organization to test new arc safety products and services, providing:

  • Testing on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fall protection and arc flash clothing
  • Current information on arc rated materials
  • Best practices for hazard assessment, training, clothing, PPE and safety programs

The ArcWear Difference

ArcWear is the leader in arc flash testing throughout the world. By using ArcWear, customers know they can expect a personalized customer service experience with assistance in understanding test requirements and processes.

ArcWear can provide a variety of testing on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fall protection and arc flash clothing with attention to detail and timely turnaround from the most experienced company in the industry. The ArcWear advantage provides customers with access to test reports, test data, photos and video online through customer account on our secured website.

ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited

We are an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory, so your test data is more readily accepted internationally. Certificate Number: 3570.01

Full Details
Scope of Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (PDF)

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Q: How do I get started?

A: In order to send materials for arc testing, please contact our office to request instructions and arc testing forms. Please contact us or call (502) 333-0510 and our staff will be glad to assist you.

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About Arc Flash Testing

Arc Flash testing is a crucial piece of electrical safety. It is an important tool used to evaluate a material's response to an arc flash event. Knowing the material's response can minimize burn injury or even death in the unlikely event of an arc. Data from testing arms customers with the information necessary to provide safe clothing for workers that may have exposure.

Our services help your company meet requirements of OSHA (which requires that places of employment furnish employees with an environment that is free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm) and NFPA 70E.

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    Testing Services

    ArcWear offers testing to numerous standards and specifications, including arc evaluations and testing to the ASTM F1506 specification.

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    Testing Dates

    ArcWear performs monthly arc flash testing at Kinectrics Lab in Toronto, Ontario Canada. View our schedule.

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    Testing Forms

    Testing forms must be completed digitally and a hard copy included with materials to be tested.

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    Accredited

    ArcWear is an ISO/IEC accredited laboratory (F1506 & F1891) as issued by A2LA in January 2014.

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    e-Newsletter

    Subscribe to ArcNews for the most current electrical safety news and updates from OSHA and standards committees.

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